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I’m Speaking of Empowerment

At 9:30 a.m. on June 25th,  The Business of Living is the business of empowerment for young women in LaGrange, Georgia.

Denise Mosely put together the Girl Power & Emerging Women event with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce to help young women learn “how to navigate” the journey to a fulfilling personal and professional life. I will be presenting, along with other professional women who hope you will sign up, listen, learn, and become inspired.

“Girl Power & Emerging Women brings girls and women together with a common goal,” Denise Mosely says, including “to guide and mentor girls positively as they grow into the outstanding women they were meant to be.”

• Free registration is currently open for the Girl Power & Emerging Women workshop for the week of June 24-29. Girls must pre-register for the workshop online at www.girrrlpower.com. Seating is limited. Each day of events is expected to begin at 8 a.m. For more information, email thegirlpowerteam@girrrlpower.com. #girlpower @KariWells_

Read more: LaGrange News – Weeklong female empowerment workshop set to begin June 24

Contact bookings@thecouturefirm.com to book Kari Wells speaking engagements.

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June 15, 2013

With April Ross on the Business of Living, Married to Medicine, & The Pink Monkey

My goal in speaking to women is to educate them in how to live within their means and get out of debt. I help them learn the Business of Living and with what works for their choices, for their life.

The Business of Living  strategy doesn’t mean depriving yourself of nice things. It means protecting your financial self first–by making smart financial choices on a daily basis.

My message: “When you are financially secure, you don’t have to compromise yourself, you are less vulnerable.”

June 7, 2013

Bullying: Face It

Married to Medicine  has wrapped up for the season. It has been a valuable experience in many ways. Although, one thing I learned about that I had not expected was cyber bullying.

Bullying is nothing new. It has been around ever since humans began to intimidate each other. It is a form of survival of the fittest that attempts to weaken another.

Bullies in the pre-virtual world were physical. They engaged in face-to-face sand-kicking, pushing, taunting tactics. The cyber world has extended their punch.  Without the need to abuse a victim in person, bullies are braver, meaner—it is easier to belittle the idea of someone without looking them in the eye. Children who are bullied in school can be devastated by rumors and lies spread through phones and computers.

Also, with social media, bullies are not isolated personas. They have networks.

Bully prevention researcher Dr. Dan Olweus believes: “[T]here  are seven different levels within the bullying ladder: the students who want to bully and initiate the action, their followers or henchmen, supporters or passive bullies, passive supporters or possible bullies, disengaged onlookers, possible defenders, and defenders who dislike the action of bullying and help those that are victim­ized (Olweus, 2001).

I believe that learning to stand up against bullies, to not be a victim, is part of The Business of Living. And while I know I am not an expert in cyber bullying prevention, I am sharing these links from experts for anyone who wants to stop the epidemic:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues/issues103.shtml

http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/index.html

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-cyber-bullying

 

www.commonsensemedia.org also has a helpful video:

And here is a video for youth from NICK where peers talk to peers:

 

June 4, 2013

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